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Subseries 2.1
Play scripts, 1965-2007
Boxes 9-28

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains play scripts written by Bullins from 1965-2007, including traditional plays, musicals, one act plays, and screenplay treatments. Included are typescripts of early work, such as Clara's Old Man (1965) and How Do You Do (1965), and unpublished or unproduced work, such as Dirty Pool and Judge Tom Strikes Back. Select titles, primarily Bullins' early work, only consist of photocopies of the published versions; often these copies contain Bullins' corrections or revisions. In addition to the play scripts, this subseries also contains correspondence and other administrative material, such as contracts, cast lists, and permissions, relating to the production or publication of a given work.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
9 1 8-Minute Marathon, typescripts, undated
9 2 Adam!, typescript, undated [co-authored with Ed Sullivan] Ed Sullivan]
9 3 Adventures of a Street Seller, manuscript notes only, undated
9 4 Ascendance, typescripts, August 2008 [includes song lists]
9 5 Blacklist, manuscripts and typescripts, undated
9 6 Boy X Man, typescripts, 1993-1997 [1 of 3]
9 7 Boy X Man, typescripts, 1993-1997 [2 of 3]
9 8 Boy X Man, typescripts, 1993-1997 [3 of 3]
9 9 Boy X Man, contracts and correspondence, 1993-1997
10 1 City Preacher, notes and typescripts, 1982-2001 [1 of 5]
10 2 City Preacher, notes and typescripts, 1982-2001 [2 of 5]
10 3 City Preacher, notes and typescripts, 1982-2001 [3 of 5]
10 4 City Preacher, notes and typescripts, 1982-2001 [4 of 5]
10 5 City Preacher, notes and typescripts, 1982-2001 [5 of 5]
10 6 City Preacher, contracts, 1983-2001
10 7 Clara's Ole Man, typescript, 1965
10 8 C'Mon Back to Heavenly House, typescripts, circa 1970s [1 of 2]
11 1 C'Mon Back to Heavenly House, typescripts, circa 1970s [2 of 2]
11 2 The Corner, typescript, circa 1968
11 3 Crack House, typescript notes only, undated
11 4 Daddy, typescripts, circa 1977 [1 of 4]
11 5 Daddy, typescripts, circa 1977 [2 of 4]
11 6 Daddy, typescripts, circa 1977 [3 of 4]
11 7 Daddy, typescripts, circa 1977, 1990s [4 of 4]
12 1 The Devil Catchers, typescripts circa 1970 [1 of 3]
12 2 The Devil Catchers, typescripts circa 1970 [2 of 3]
12 3 The Devil Catchers, typescripts undated [3 of 3]
12 4 Dialect Determinism, or The Rally, 1965 [photocopies only]
12 5 Dirty Pool, typescript, 1985
12 6 The Doorway, typescripts, March 2003
12 7 Dreamdodger, manuscript notes only, undated
12 8 Dr. Geechee and the Blood Junkies: A Modern Hoodoo Horror Yarn, typescripts, 1986-1996 [1 of 5]
12 9 Dr. Geechee and the Blood Junkies: A Modern Hoodoo Horror Yarn, typescripts, 1986-1996 [2 of 5]
13 1 Dr. Geechee and the Blood Junkies: A Modern Hoodoo Horror Yarn, typescripts, 1986-1996 [3 of 5]
13 2 Dr. Geechee and the Blood Junkies: A Modern Hoodoo Horror Yarn, typescripts, 1986-1996 [4 of 5]
13 3 Dr. Geechee and the Blood Junkies: A Modern Hoodoo Horror Yarn, typescripts, 1986-1996 [5 of 5]
13 4 Dr. Geechee and the Blood Junkies: A Modern Hoodoo Horror Yarn, correspondence and contracts, 1985, 1996
13 5 The Duplex, typescripts and page proofs, undated [includes epilogue: "Steve and Velma: an Epilogue to The Duplex"] [1 of 3]
14 1 The Duplex, typescripts and page proofs, undated [includes epilogue: "Steve and Velma: an Epilogue to The Duplex"] [2 of 3]
OP1 The Duplex, page proofs, undated [includes epilogue: "Steve and Velma: an Epilogue to The Duplex"] [3 of 3]
14 2 The Duplex, contract, 1971
14 3 The Electronic Nigger, typescripts and correspondence, 1980-circa 2000 [1 of 2]
14 4 The Electronic Nigger, typescripts and correspondence, 1980-circa 2000 [2 of 2]
14 5 Emergency Report, notes and typescripts, 1993 [1 of 2]
14 6 Emergency Report, notes and typescripts, 1993 [2 of 2]
14 7 Enron Taped, typescripts, 2004
14 8 For Your Love: A Modern Love Story, typescript, undated
14 9 G & D's Libretto, typescript, undated
14 10 The Gentleman Caller, typescripts, 1969, 2004
14 11 Go Go, typescript, 1974
15 1 Goin' A Buffalo, notes and typescripts, March-December, 2000 [1 of 3]
15 2 Goin' A Buffalo, notes and typescripts, March-December, 2000 [2 of 3]
15 3 Goin' A Buffalo, notes and typescripts, March-December, 2000 [3 of 3]
15 4 Goin' A Buffalo, contract, 2001
15 5 Gone, typescript, undated
15 6 Harlem Diva, typescript and license agreement, May 2005
15 7 High John de Conqueror, typescripts, 1985-1986 [1 of 3]
15 8 High John de Conqueror, typescripts, 1985-1986 [2 of 3]
16 1 High John de Conqueror, typescripts, 1985-1986 [3 of 3]
16 2 High John de Conqueror, correspondence and contracts, 1986-1997
16 3 The High Rats, manuscript notes only, undated
16 4 Home Boy, typescripts, undated
16 5 Hot Feet, partial typescript drafts, April-May 2002
16 6 Hot Feet, partial typescript drafts, June 2002-April 2003
16 7 Hot Feet, plot treatment, typescripts, 2000-2003
17 1 Hot Feet, typescript drafts, 1997
17 2 Hot Feet, typescript drafts, 1998
17 3 Hot Feet, typescript drafts, 1998-2000
17 4 Hot Feet, typescript drafts, 2001-2002
17 5 Hot Feet, typescript drafts, 2002 [1 of 4]
18 1 Hot Feet, typescript drafts, 2002 [2 of 4]
18 2 Hot Feet, typescript drafts, 2002 [3 of 4]
18 3 Hot Feet, typescript drafts, 2002 [4 of 4]
18 4 Hot Feet, typescript drafts, 2003-2004
18 5 Hot Feet, revisions, undated
18 6 Hot Feet, revisions, October 2001-March 2002
19 1 Hot Feet, revisions, April 4-May 10, 2002
19 2 Hot Feet, revisions, May 11-May 23, 2002
19 3 Hot Feet, revisions, June-July, 2002
19 4 Hot Feet, revisions, August-September 2002
19 5 Hot Feet, revisions, October-November 2002
19 6 Hot Feet, revisions, December 2002-June 2005
19 7 Hot Feet, administrative materials, 2002
20 1 Hot Feet, correspondence, 1998-2003
20 2 Hot Feet, notes, 1998-2003
20 3 Hot Feet, research materials
20 4 How Do You Do, typescripts and correspondence, 1965, 1991
20 5 The Hungered One (radio play), typescripts, 1984
20 6 Hunk, manuscript and typescript, June 1980
20 7 I Am Lucy Terry..., typescript, undated
20 8 Ideas, manuscript notes only, undated
20 9 In New England Winter, photocopies and administrative materials, 1969, 1990s
20 10 In Search of Assata, typescripts, June 2004
20 11 In the Wine Time, photocopies with revisions, and correspondence, 1991-1999
20 12 It Bees Dat Way, 1972 [photocopies only]
21 1 It Has No Choice, 1972 [photocopies only]
21 2 I Think It's Gonna Work Out Fine, typescripts, circa 1990 [written with Idris Ackamoor, Rhodessa Jones, and Brian Freeman] Idris Ackamoor, Rhodessa Jones, and Brian Freeman]
21 3 I Think It's Gonna Work Out Fine, correspondence and contracts, 1990
21 4 Jo Anne!!!, typescripts, circa 1976 [1 of 3]
21 5 Jo Anne!!!, typescripts, circa 1976 [2 of 3]
21 6 Jo Anne!!!, typescripts, circa 1976 [3 of 3]
21 7 Jo Anne!!!, contracts, 1981-1983
21 8 Judge Tom Strikes Back, typescripts, 1992
21 9 King Aspelta: A Nubian Coronation, typescripts, July 2000
21 10 Leavings, typescripts, 1980
22 1 Madame Marlow, typescript, undated
22 2 Malcolm: '71, or Publishing Blackness, typescript, June 1971
22 3 Michael, typescripts, 1977-1978
22 4 Miss Marie, typescript and contracts, 1971-1973
22 5 Mitch's Blues, typescript, 1971
22 6 Mr. M, typescript notes only, undated
22 7 Mtumi X, typescripts, 1999-2004
22 8 The Mystery of Phillis Wheatley: An Historical Play for Young Americans, typescript and contract, 1976
22 9 Next Time..., typescript, 1972
22 10 Night Beast, typescript, undated
22 11 The Night of the Beast, typescripts, 1969 [See also The Night of the Beast, novella, in Series 2.2: Other writings]
22 12 No Man Who Believes in Freedom Shall Ever Die: Revolt in Surinam, typescript fragment, undated
22 13 The Nubian Coronation Prologue, typescript, July 1, 2000
22 14 The Nubian Coronation, typescripts and correspondence, circa 1997
22 15 One for the Road, typescript, 2006
22 16 Pantherman, The Huey Newton Epic, manuscript and typescripts, March 1991
22 17 The Pig Pen, circa 1972 [photocopies only]
22 18 The Power of Zero; or, the Price of Freedom is Death, manuscript notes only, undated
22 19 The Presences, typescript notes only, undated
22 20 The Psychic Pretenders, typescripts, 1971 [1 of 2]
23 1 The Psychic Pretenders, typescripts, 1971 [2 of 2]
23 2 Raining Down Stars: Sepia Stories of the Dark Diaspora, typescripts, October 1991
23 3 The Real Deal: A Teleplay, typescript and notes, undated [co-authored with Jonal Woodward] Jonal Woodward]
23 4 The Rock House, manuscript notes only, undated
23 5 Safety Check, typescript, December 1971
23 6 Salaam, Huey Newton, Salaam, typescripts, 1990
23 7 Salaam, Huey Newton, Salaam, correspondence and contracts, 1991-1993
23 8 Satchmo, typescripts, January 1981
23 9 Satchmo, typescripts, February 1981
23 10 Satchmo, notes, 1980-1981
24 1 Senorita Starr: A Modern Latin American Musical, typescripts, undated [variant titles: Sepia Star: A Modern Musical Comic Fantasy, Senorita Starr: A Modern Musical Comic Fantasy] Sepia Star: A Modern Musical Comic Fantasy, Senorita Starr: A Modern Musical Comic Fantasy]
24 2 Senorita Starr: A Modern Latin American Musical, typescripts, June 1999 [variant titles: Sepia Star: A Modern Musical Comic Fantasy, Senorita Starr: A Modern Musical Comic Fantasy] Sepia Star: A Modern Musical Comic Fantasy, Senorita Starr: A Modern Musical Comic Fantasy]
24 3 Senorita Starr: A Modern Latin American Musical, typescript, July 1999 [variant titles: Sepia Star: A Modern Musical Comic Fantasy, Senorita Starr: A Modern Musical Comic Fantasy] Sepia Star: A Modern Musical Comic Fantasy, Senorita Starr: A Modern Musical Comic Fantasy]
24 4 Senorita Starr: A Modern Latin American Musical, typescripts, October 1999 [variant titles: Sepia Star: A Modern Musical Comic Fantasy, Senorita Starr: A Modern Musical Comic Fantasy] Sepia Star: A Modern Musical Comic Fantasy, Senorita Starr: A Modern Musical Comic Fantasy]
24 5 Sinning in Sun City: A Musical Play, typescripts, 1986 [written with Salaelo Maredi] Salaelo Maredi]
24 6 Sinning in Sun City: A Musical Play, actor agreements, 1986-1987 [written with Salaelo Maredi]
24 7 Snickers, typescripts and notes, 1985-1997
24 8 A Son Come Home, 1968 [photocopy only]
25 1 A Son Come Home, contract, 2000
25 2 Spaces, typescript, circa 1990s
25 3 Storyville, typescript, 1977
25 4 Storyville, typescripts, 1978
25 5 Storyville, typescripts, 2001-2004
25 6 Storyville, typescripts, 2004-2007
25 7 Storyville, page proofs, 2005
25 8 Storyville, contracts, 2003-2004
26 1 Story of a Black Spiritualist, manuscript notes only, undated
26 2 Street Sounds, typescript and printed versions with corrections, 1970
26 3 Sub-Prime, typescripts, December 2007
26 4 Sucker, typescript, 1991
26 5 Sugar Hill Diva, typescript, 2005
26 6 A Sunday Afternoon, typescripts, 1997 [co-authored with Marshall Borden] Marshall Borden]
26 7 The Sweep of History (compilation), typescript, undated [includes Every Seven Seconds by Dan Hunter, A Ten Minute Play, Sub-Prime, That Day, Movement Two] Dan Hunter, Every Seven Seconds by A Ten Minute Play, Sub-Prime, That Day, Movement Two]
26 8 The Taking of Miss Janie, typescripts and music, circa 1970s
26 9 The Taking of Miss Janie, correspondence and contracts, 1994, 2006
26 10 Teacup Full of Roses, typescripts, 1989 [1 of 4]
27 1 Teacup Full of Roses, typescripts, 1989 [2 of 4]
27 2 Teacup Full of Roses, typescripts, 1989 [3 of 4]
27 3 Teacup Full of Roses, typescripts, 1989 [4 of 4]
27 4 A Ten Minute Play, typescripts, undated [variant title: A Ten Minute Play: More or Less] A Ten Minute Play: More or Less]
27 5 That Day, typescripts, circa 2003
27 6 Together, typescript notes only, undated
27 7 We Righteous Bombers, 1968 [photocopies only]
27 8 We Righteous Bombers, correspondence, 1985-1994
27 9 Women I Have Known, typescript, undated
27 10 The Work Gets Done: An Abstract Aesthetic, typescripts, undated
28 1 Unidentified fragments and notes [1 of 2]
28 2 Unidentified fragments and notes [2 of 2]
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